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E-Rate Consulting

Our clients take advantage of the maximum telecom and Internet discounts available through the E-Rate Program. For our California clients, we also verify that they are receiving California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) discounts. We offer a complete E-rate service by consulting with your organization on your current infrastructure and expenses and then incorporating future telecom and Internet plans.  This ensures that your organization receives all of the discounts to which it is entitled. With significant changes to E-rate beginning in the 2015-2016 funding year, it is more important than ever to optimize telecom and Internet services.

 

Telecom and Merchant Services Audits

Audits and optimization can produce immediate cost reductions. For example, telecom audits often reveal circuits that are not in use but that are billed month after month. Electronic Payment Processing (EPP) audits can reduce processing charges. We review credit cards, debit cards, and eCheck or ACH transactions. For both audits we use proprietary processes and tools that provide our clients with better pricing options.

 

Systems Review and Recommendation

Schooley Mitchell consultants help their clients obtain the best equipment to meet their specific project needs at the best price. Our first step is to conduct a needs analysis. From the needs analysis, we write a Request For Proposal (RFP) to solicit bids for equipment from vendors. We then review and compile the RFP response and create a recommendation letter. Lastly, we offer project management for the installation of new equipment.

 

Why Choose a Schooley Mitchell Consultant?

We are independent and objective telecommunications consultants who have only the best interests of our clients in mind: We have no affiliations with, nor do we accept commissions or kickbacks from, service providers. E-Rate services form an essential part of our telecommunications consulting business. We know the ins and outs of the E-Rate program and ensure that you receive the maximum discounts from the E-Rate program. Our job is to save you time and money while allowing you to focus on your mission.